Category: Caryl Rivers

Authors work to reveal hidden gender bias

March 30th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Judging from the media buzz, women appear to be racing to the top of the corporate ladder. Books trumpet the “end of men” and wives taking over as breadwinners, articles tout the success of female executives at General Motors and Yahoo, charts show women earning the majority of advanced degrees…

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“It’s not people firing bullets dead at your chest. The landmines are buried.”

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Interview With Caryl Rivers: Beware Subtle Bias

March 9th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

It looks like the old, more traditional type of in-your-face discrimination has been replaced with a stealth version. According to Caryl Rivers, professor of journalism at Boston University and co-author of “The New Soft War on Women,”bias has gone underground. To ensure fair and equitable treatment between the sexes, managers may need to be trained to spot more subtle forms of discrimination…

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How Women Get Cheated Out of Their Successes

January 13th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Women are getting more advanced degrees than men, moving into male-dominated areas of business and aiming high…

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Think Gender Struggles In The Workplace Are History? Think Again

January 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The American news media rightly gave sweeping coverage to the story of the first woman — Mary Barra — to head up a U.S. auto company, General Motors…

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JFK and Women; Here’s the Uplifting Side of Story

November 21st, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Women eNews 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

When the words John F. Kennedy and women are mentioned in the same breath, what usually comes to mind are his tawdry infidelities. But there is another side of the story…

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To the Young: Heed JFK and Use Politics for Change

November 18th, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

John F. Kennedy stood in front of the U.S. Capitol Building, his breath visible on a freezing winter day, and said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”…

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When Wall Street Needs Scapegoats, Women Beware

November 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Women eNews 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

We all applaud when we hear that a woman has been given a great opportunity to head a major company…

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The New Soft War On Women: No Credit Where It’s Due

October 16th, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

A 36-year-old female media manager and two female colleagues created a huge and profitable news-gathering database system…

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You can’t work and watch the kids too

September 30th, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

It’s back-to-school time and parents’ worries abound…

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50th Anniversary of “The Feminine Mystique”

March 12th, 2013 in 2013, Caryl Rivers, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Virginia Sapiro, WBUR 0 comments

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Virginia Sapiro, College of Arts & Sciences
Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

This week we feature a panel discussion presented by the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique.”…

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